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Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

Posted on: October 20, 2010 1:10 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2010 1:11 pm
Ryne Sandberg
Ryne Sandberg was crushed to learn he was passed over for the Cubs' managerial job, and figured his time with the franchise was over. Speaking with the Chicago Tribune shortly after getting the bad news via telephone, Sandberg said, "I haven't been offered anything" with the organization.

But Cubs general manager Jim Hendry told the paper Wednesday that the Chicago legend is welcome to return to his previous job, managing the Cubs' Triple-A Iowa club.

"He is certainly welcome to return to Iowa," Hendry said. "We think he did a great job there. This was a very tough decision and one that I tossed and turned over. However, I love Ryne Sandberg and have tremendous respect for him."

That was news to Sandberg, who is continuing to seek interviews for managing jobs elsewhere, when reached by a reporter Wednesday.

"There was nothing offered to me yesterday," he said. "I was unaware that they wanted me back until I heard it from you. I guess it is an option. I'm going to take my time and see what is out there."

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2010 2:09 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

And the disappointment continues.  While I can understand wanting someone with more experience (assuming that was the deciding factor in hiring Quade over Sandberg), it's unconscionable to not even offer Ryno the Iowa job at the same time, if not before Quade was offered the head job.  I would not be surprised if Sandberg didn't come back.  After all, he spent his entire active career as a Cub, when I am certain he could have left for more lucrative pastures, and certainly deserves the same kind of loyatly from the organization.

BAD management strikes again.  Here's even more proof Hendy should be fired NOW!!!

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:08 am

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

Sandberg deserved that job.  He worked through the ranks of minor league ball.  Was minor league manager of the year at Triple A Iowa.  Then this. Quade did a fine job with the last 37 games. But a lot with Sandberg's ball players.  It sure wasn't with Soriano, Ramirez and Fukodome, or Castro.  Sandberg was disrepected completely by this move. Hopefully he will stick around long enough to get the job or this will go down as another Cubs disaster.  JUST LIKE SORIANO.  By the way TSDINGOS, this is one Cubs fan that was not thrilled with Soriano coming there for that contract.  Led the Yankees in errors at 2nd base. Terrible defender throughout his career.  And terrible on base percentage.  Yeah boy, really worth that 136 million. If Sandberg was not available or Girardi then I can understand this move but at least Sandberg was.  Now we can only hope he stays and that Quade proves us wrong. I did like the way he handled Castro so that is a plus.

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 9:23 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

I am 49 years old. I was born in Champaign IL. Almost exactly half way between Chicago and St. Louis. Because my father was a Cardinal fan , I was raised a Cardinal fan and Will always be a Cardinal fan. That said, There is no greater town than Chicago for sports and quality of fans who stay true to their team. Wrigley is a temple to professional sport and Cub legends such as Banks, Santo, Williams, Jenkins, Sutter, ...... and oh yes Sandberg! All deserve more acclaim than they will ever recieve. Yes I know some are in the Hall and that is great, but they still aren't as known as they should be. My point here is that management needs to look at a guy like Sandberg and give him a chance before they lose him to my Cardinals ( LaRussa will be there 1-2 more years) Remember Lou Brock? Hey Ryno! You'd look good in a red hat!!!!

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2010 4:41 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

Baylor and Pinella were ABOVE average players, both very dangerous hitters......... Dave Kingman ????????? C'mon now .....

Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2010 4:39 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

One dissapoointed die hard fan! Sure Quade did a good job, with no pressure by the way. It should have been Sanberg's job from the get go or even Girardi's.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 3:36 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

Way to treat a Cub legend!  Do they really think Ryno will come back to the Iowa Cubs after he was passed over by the Big League club,
then heard he could come back to Iowa through the media?? Sure, they have failed with big name Managers over the last decade, but those guys were all big names in other organizations.  Baylor, Baker, Pinella...they never played for the Cubs, and all were average players. Alot of so-called Cub legends were only with the Cubs a short time.  Bruce Sutter, Dave Kingman, Greg Maddux, Rick Sutcliffe, even Andre Dawson, the list goes on forever. How many teams would retire the number of a guy who played there 5 years like Maddux did? We are so desperate for heros and success that we worship players that did most of their damage elsewhere.  But Ryno spent his entire active playing career with the Cubs. He was ours.  WAS. Now of course, he won't be ours anymore.   

Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2010 3:23 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

As a Met fan  we would welcome you to New York!!!!!I think he would be a great fit for a team that needs leadership and an aggressive young coach.....

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2010 3:19 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

Hold on Ryno... The Tigers will looking for a Manager after next year (win or lose, I think Leyland is gonna retire).
Sandberg would look nice with old English D on his jacket

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 2:56 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

Silly thinking.  Soriano was a signing that most Cub fans loved.  No, it didn't work out.  Fukudome was a signing that most Cub fans loved and it didn't work out.  That baseball and that's the Cubs way.  I think Quade earned the job of manager.  The players all seem to respect him and seem to play harder.  What stats are you looking at when you say the Cubs aways play better at the end?  Not MLB stats.  Quade turned in the 2nd best record for that period this year.  He did it without Lilly, Theroit and Fontenot.  Give him a chance.

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2010 1:16 pm

Hendry: Sandberg welcome back to old job

Why is Jim Hendry in charge of anything?  He has been wrong way more than being right.  The Soriano signing will go down in infamy.  As long as they pack 'em in at Wrigley, why should the new ownership give a damn.  Historically when the Cubs are statistically out of it they play much better because they aren't playing for this year.  The 24-13 record to finish the season should not bring any positive hopes for next year.  I hope Ryno gets a chance somewhere else and prove the Cubs wrong like they always are.

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